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inmom
02-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Has anyone used the MIT Open courseware on U.S. History, in particular this sequence?

American History to 1865 | History | MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-101-american-history-to-1865-fall-2010/)
The Emergence of Modern America 1865-Present | History | MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/history/21h-102-the-emergence-of-modern-america-1865-present-spring-2003/)

I want to use it as a high school history course for my teens. I like that it is all laid out, including readings, assignments, etc. All I need to do is grade their essays. As background, both kids covered U.S. History for about 5 years during late elementary and middle school (we spent an entire year just on the WW II era) using Hakim's History of US, videos, outside readings, and a myriad of field trips. So I'm really looking for more of a "check the box" proof of at least a high school level study. I also like that it uses many, many primary sources.

So...that's what I see as the positives. Do you have any advice or suggestions of what to use otherwise (that is also free)??

Thanks!